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Bachelor of Performing Arts

Course code Y97

Explores original, self-devised and collaborative approaches to researching, creating, producing and presenting contemporary arts practice.

The course focuses on all aspects of performance in a broader context rather than singular training in acting, dance or music. It provides students with coherent knowledge of the performing arts, combining theoretical and technical knowledge of performance and seeks to unlock limitations through practical enquiry. It also examines the ever-evolving nature of contemporary practice and new approaches to presentation and production.

Students will develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Self-directed projects will develop confidence in working independently and highly collaborative group work will develop the ability to work as part of a cohesive team. The third year offers the opportunity for students to focus on a particular discipline or area of practice.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y97

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $7,300

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y97

CRICOS code

077131G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,600

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Students are required to complete: a Core program of 4 Foundation units; plus an 8-unit Major and 4 related Special Skills units. This is supported by a Supplementary Program, approved by the Course Coordinator, comprising of: a second Major; or a Minor plus Elective units; or Elective units. The second major or minor can be from within or outside the School.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENG1205Academic Research and Writing15
BPA2545Arts Practice and the Internet15
PAD3103Theory and Practice of Contemporary Performance15
PAM2016Arts Management15
Unit from Majorx 6 or x 8, depending on major selected120
Unit from Specialisationx 4 Special Skill Units60
Unit from Supplementary Programx 8120
Special Skills Units - Performance Making Major
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Select 4 units from:
PMA1005Voice Fundamentals15
PMA2005Movement Fundamentals15
PMA2003Directing Workshop15
PMA3010Devising Physical Performance15
Special Skills Units - Practice Transition Major
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Select 4 units from:
PAM1002 ^Technical Theatre 115
PAM1008 ^Design Development for Performance15
PAM1013 ^Theatre Workshop 115
PAM1017 ^Vocal Technique 115
PAM1029 ^Research and Computing Skills15
PMA2003 ^Directing Workshop15
PAM2102 ^Technical Theatre 215
PAM2111 ^Physical Theatre - Physical Performance 115
PAM2118 ^Dance Styles 215
PAM2121 ^Playwriting Workshop 115
PAM2130 ^Special Topics 115
PAM3110 ^Jazz Dance15
PAM3219 ^Acting for Camera15
PAM3230 ^Improvisation for Performance15
PMA2010 ^Comic Performance15

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad knowledge of the history of performance in the conceptualising and realising of new work.
  2. Apply creative problem solving, critical thinking and reflective practice to the generation of material for performance.
  3. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  4. Perform in a range of genres or styles displaying the vocal, physical and creative skills required of a professional performance maker.
  5. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesis relevant information from multiples sources.
  6. Work collaboratively or take the lead in a team environment that encompasses diverse disciplines, perspectives and levels of expertise in a manner that exhibit a strong sense of self-awareness, sensitivity to human difference and a global awareness.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $7,300 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $30,600 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course is underpinned by core performance and management skills that are necessary to gain professional employment as a contemporary arts practitioner.

Possible future job titles

Performer, Musician, Director, Choreographer, Designer, Composer, Sound Designer, Arranger, Dramaturg, Playwright

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